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Unique ID: SF-79A498

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn copper-alloy nummus struck for the House of Constantine, dating to c. AD 337-340. Reece period 17, probably mint of Trier. Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG NN, Emperor standing right holding spear and shield.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 337
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.57 g
Diameter: 13.81 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th July 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Soldier standing facing, holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVS AVGG NN]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS AVGG NN
Reverse mint mark: illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Newmarket

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: About one year ago

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